The Criminology with Psychology degree examines the causes, legal framework and responses to crime, combined with the study of psychology.
Students will cover a range of material to develop a holistic appreciation of criminal justice matters. For example, whilst students will explore a range of theoretical perspectives on causes of crime and philosophical justifications of punishment, they will also develop a solid understanding of how the criminal justice system works in practice. We encourage our students to develop as critical thinkers engaging with the world around them and preparing them for life after university.
The majority of this course is led by the Criminology team and so is suited to those with a predominant interest in society as a whole – please see the module breakdown for more detail.
- Experienced academics work at the cutting edge of criminological research and support you by keeping up-to-date with the latest knowledge from industry
- Tailor your learning with a wide range of optional modules to choose from in year three
- We have strong industry links with the British Psychological Society and the British Society of Criminology
- Enrich your student experience through the DMU Criminology Society and join in with stimulating seminars and social events with fellow students
- Student have gained international experience through our DMU Global programme which has enabled students to investigate state crime at Auschwitz concentration camp, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin
Structure and assessment
- Introduction to Criminology
- Researching Crime and Justice
- The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context
- Core Areas in Psychology
- Research for Effective Practice
- Crime, Risk and Community Safety
- Punishment and Society
- Personality and Intelligence
- Social Psychology
- Young People and the Criminal Justice System
- Critical Criminology
Elective modules from:
- Criminological and Forensic Psychology
- Counselling Psychology
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
We have a team of practice-based criminologists, helping you develop the knowledge and skills required to work within the criminal justice sector.
Volunteering and research opportunities, develop your practical and professional skills, and enhance your employability upon graduation, and are available in local criminal justice agencies, including prison, probation, youth offending services, and victim support. Students are also encouraged to visit the local magistrates’ courts and prisons.
Graduates from this programme find work in a number of fields, including:
- Youth justice
- Community safety
- Crime prevention
- Victim Support
- Prison Service
- National Probation Service and probation partner organisations
- Substance misuse services
- Social work
We also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, to continue your professional development.
International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.
Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.
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